Community Affairs and Protocol Director
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Trish Herron is the Director of Community Affairs and Protocol at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Community Affairs and Protocol office is responsible for ensuring PNNL and Battelle are viewed as economic, intellectual and social assets to the Tri-Cities and other key communities in which we live and operate. She manages programs that ensure strong and enduring community engagement, philanthropy and employee volunteerism.
Her team of 12 staff, plan, coordinate and lead high-level visits and events that are critically important to building the Lab’s national, regional, and local reputation while expanding advocacy for PNNL’s science and technology.
Trish joined PNNL in 2015 as a Senior Community Affairs Consultant and moved into a Team Lead role in 2019, overseeing eight staff. Prior to that, she was the Communications Manager and an Economic Analyst Business and Tourism Development Specialist at the City of Richland. She also worked as a Public Information Specialist for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Trish currently serves on the Visit Tri-Cities Board of Directors where she also chairs the “Excellence in Service Award” program, and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She represents TRIDEC on the Tri-Cities Legislative Council and is part of Leadership Tri-Cities Class of XXVI.
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